Atomic Automatic Ski - Men's: The Automatic is the brainchild of Pro skiers Sage Cattabriga and Dana Flahr. They went on a mission to deliver the best in Big Mountain Powder performance and delivered. Winning numerous awards last winter, featuring a 117mm waist and Powder Rocker profile the Automatic is a dream come true on deep storm days or shredding Big Mountain spines. The Automatic boast SPB (Sprocket Power Booster) construction where we’ve inserted Ti strips directly into the top of the tip-to-tail wood core. These Ti SPB’s deliver a lightweight solution for achieving stability in the rocker zones and great pop out of the turn. Step Down Sidewall construction and full camber under foot ensure a powerful performance even on harder or mixed snow.
When you break out the Atomic Automatic Ski, you better button up your powder skirt, cinch down your gloves, and whip out your snorkel, because you're in for a hell of a pow session. This big-mountain freeride ski was born to ski fast and hard down steep, open faces, drop big airs, and wow the crowd at the comps. A Powder Rocker profile features rockered tip and tail with classic camber underfoot for float, serious edge control, and turn rebound. The step-down sidewall gives you solid edge pressure for precision power on big, arcing turns, and the solid wood core gives you rock-hard stability and good rebound. The Automatic also features Sprocket Rocket Booster, a Ti SPB insert in front and back of binding mount area to add smooth stability when those runouts are longer than you expected.
Ready to charge the steepest powder-covered slopes with stable, reinforced rockered tips and tails, the Atomic Automatic skis sit at the pinnacle of the brand's freeski powder category.
Recommended rider weights are a general guideline. Please keep in mind that additional factors can affect which size will best suit your needs. If you have questions regarding ski and snowboard sizing, please contact us at 1-800-426-4840.
|Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length:||19m (@186cm)|
|Binding Weight Range:||N/A|
|Bindings included:||19 meters|
|Core Material:||Composite w/ Metal Laminate|
|Intended Use:||Big Mountain, Powder|
|Recommended skier weight:||20 meters|
|Shape:||Partial twin tip|
|Sidewalls:||Step Down Sidewall|
|Ski Gear Intended Use:||All Mountain|
|Ski design:||Downhill skiing|
|Special Features:||Powder Rocker|
|Tip/Waist/Tail Widths:||140/117/129 (@186cm)|
|Twin tip:||140.5/117/129.5 millimeters|
|Type:||Powder Skis (111+)|
|What Binding is Included?:||N/A|
After reading reviews on this ski in Freeskier and Powder, I've noticed some similarity in that they both agreed that this ski is on the stiffer side. I suppose when you compare this ski to the Bentchetler, yes it is stiffer, but it's nothing you can't handle. I'm 5'2" 115lbs (I ski the 179) and I ski this ski any time there's pow on the ground. For a nice floaty, but maneuverable ski, I choose the Atomatic. It's stable at speed and charges through chop like a boss. I love em. The 183 Bentchetler is a little too much for my small stature, but I find the 179 to be the perfect ski for a charging pow ski. If you had asked me if this ski was stiff before I read those reviews, I might have said yes, but not too stiff because I feel like I can handle them great and don't ever feel like they are in control of me. Great ski, hands down an awesome ride on a pow day, and the graphics are all time.
I'm 5'11'' and I got the 186cm. It took me a little bit to figure out how to ski a ski this large. Once I did, it was magical, they STOMP big airs and tricks. Float in powder? It's not even fair how easily you can pop up on top and they even hold their own in technical terrain and moguls. Typically I wouldn't ski moguls with the ski this big, but with the automatics I will lap mogul runs all day long! This ski is confidence inspiring on natural lips and jumps, they are so stable in the air and give such a big landing platform that I can go bigger than I have been able to before.
I have been loving the Automatic, and is my go to ski. no surprise that it skis super well in the pow and crud, a less obvious perk is that it carves real nice on the groomer to, making it a everyday ski if you ski anywhere where powder falls.
I mount mine on the +3 mark so that its swing weight and tail length is more balanced. If you want playful aspects of the ski to be enhanced because of interest in buttering, and spinning I recommend the +3 mount. If your a more traditional cruzer who rarely spins or butters you may prefer the trad mounting location.
I'm loving my 186's mounted at +1 for forward-only free-ridin' telemark. After skiing the Rossi S7's since they first came out, the Automatics are a very noble 'upgrade' that keeps the same characteristics that I loved about the S7 and adds the stiffness that the S7 lacked. Yummie.
I had them mounted at -0.5cm and didn't like it - kept feeling like i had to lean forward way too much to get the sweet spot - it was very obvious when skiing groomers and just rolling the ankles over.